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October 26, 1950- January 8, 2021
Christine Ann Meyers, a long-time resident of New York, and a former Middletown resident passed away in Manhattan on January 8, 2021, after a brief illness. Christine will be truly missed by her friends, fellow colleagues in the law, and dancers in the greater New York City area. The daughter of the late Joseph A. and Ellen Alma Preisler Meyers, Christine was born in Middletown, New York. She attended Middletown schools, and graduated from Middletown High School in 1957.
Christine was a gifted dancer, and was awarded a dance scholarship to attend a summer program in 1957 at the James Dean Theater School, where her life-long love of dance began. She then attended Syracuse University, where she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Art History in 1961. Christine was named a Fullbright Fellow in Dance and studied with Mary Wigman in Berlin, Germany in 1961-1962. After Christine’s return to the United States, she became a professional dancer in New York City, and went on to a career in academia. Christine was an Assistant Professor of Dance at Keuka College in the 1960’s, and then an Associate Professor of Dance at Illinois State University in 1970-1983. She was awarded a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1971. Christine felt the lure of the law while teaching dance. She determined that she would change careers. Christine attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in the 1980’s and was named as a member of the Law Review, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She then embarked on a long and rewarding career in private practice in Manhattan, initially at a major law firm, and thereafter as Senior Counsel in Metropolitan Life’s law department. After her retirement from the law, Christine returned to dance, teaching dance classes in Manhattan.
Christine will be well remembered for her many contributions to the law and to dance.Christine was predeceased by her parents and sister, Shirley Brewer.Following cremation, Christine’s ashes were buried in the family plot in Wallkill Cemetery in Middletown, New York.
Arrangements under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc.
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